Great Wigborough

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Great Wigborough

Lt Wigborough

Welcome to St Stephen’s Church at Great Wigborough.

Regular Sunday Services:


First Sunday of the month: – 11:00am Holy Communion

Second Sunday: – 9:30am Morning Prayer

Third Sunday: – 10:00am Café Church

Fourth Sunday: – 9:30am Holy Communion

Fifth Sunday (when it occurs): – 9:30am Morning Prayer

Upcoming Church services:


Café Church:

We have the popular Café Church format on Sunday morning at 10am, so come and join us for pastries with your choice of hot drink!

Prayer Tree

The Prayer Tree will continue to be available in the porch at Great Wigborough church. Many people have taken the opportunity to place prayers on the tree, and these prayers are lifted to God in our services. Please let us know of any prayer needs of people in the Wigboroughs, both now and in the future.


Lectionary of Readings for the Church Year


Our Lay Reader Anne Owen received her doctorate in July 2017 at the University of Essex. The subject she studied was Bioinformatics. The degree took 6 years of part-time study with supervisor Dr Andrew Harrison. The topic was the use of computer analysis on gene-related biological data.

Research, fund-raising and discussions are taking place for a possible memorial marker in Copt Hall lane in Little Wigborough for the spot where the L33 Zeppelin was forced to land in September 1916. In 2016 the ZEPFEST outdoor event to mark the Centenary of the occasion was very well attended. Photographs of other Zeppelin-related markers are attached, from Billericay and Cuffley. The older Cuffley memorial has an obelisk above. Current thinking is that a marker stone, rather than a memorial, would be appropriate because no-one died when the L33 landed. Ideas for shapes, designs and appropriate words would be welcome … to Anne Owen (email: Many thanks! John Jowers is supportive of the project which is good because he is on the Highways Committee of Essex County Council, which will have to give approval after the local Parish Council have agreed.

On a Sunday in June, St Stephens Church at Great Wigborough sometimes opens its Tower for visitors to see the amazing views over Abberton Reservoir and southwards towards the River Blackwater and Mersea Island!